Saturday, 2 April 2011

WE won a Roscar

The whole crew at WildEarth Safari are over the moon because we won a Roscar (Rhino Oscar) for our LIVE safari broadcast.

This is a great honor and a special moment for the whole team. As many of you know WE have been working and toiling for many years to bring the world a quality LIVE safari experience and winning this award is a sign that our peers in the world of wildlife filmmaking recognize this contribution.

The Roscar was awarded in the new category of 'Alternate Broadcasting'. I think the fact that our broadcast is both LIVE and in 3D was a large factor in the judges decision making. This combination of LIVE and 3D makes the experience of watching our safari extremely immersive if you are lucky enough to have a 3DTV and can receive our High Definition broadcast channel (WildEarth) on either Freebox (France) or Roku (United States).

The awards ceremony was the culmination of the 2011 WildTalk Africa conference held at Spier wine estate near Cape Town, South Africa in late March. The conference was extremely interesting and WildEarth had a booth where we demonstrated our 3D content, presented some of our upcoming projects and had the opportunity to network with many of our industries leading producers. We were also honored to be invited to chair a panel discussion entitled 'Beyond TV', which was a very interesting discussion about some of the alternative distribution channels open to wildlife filmmakers. Of course 3D dominated the conference and WildEarth was also represented on panel discussions related to 3D work flow and specifically the LIVE broadcasting of 3D High Definition video.


Barb said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the whole WE Team! This is a well-deserved honour. It's wonderful to see you being recognized for all you do for us.

I've always dreamed of being on safari in Africa and through your drives, I can do it. It sure has thrown a curve in my waking hours, though as your morning drive goes from 1:00-4:00 a.m. my time. I don't miss it very often, however.

Your presenters are extremely knowledgeable and very good at passing that knowledge on to us, the viewers.

Thank you all for all your hard work.

Barb in Atlantic Canada

Pat Haines said...

Congratulations a well earned award.Thank you for your hard work in bringing interesting and informative drives,sometimes in difficult conditions!

Anthony Corvelli said...

Congrats!! It's well deserved. Thank you for all you do!

Brendon said...

Congratulations Graham and the whole WE Team! This is a fantastic achievement and I am very happy for you guys. You have worked so hard for so many years...I am glad it is all paying off. You have really created something to be proud of.
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Scott said...

Congratulations to WE for being awarded the Roscar award. I really enjoy watching the live drives. You are really providing a marvelous service to the world. Keep up the good work and good luck to the entire staff.

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